Expertise

My research focuses in the areas of Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanograpy and Climate Change with three main emphases: (1) the hydrological and thermal sensitivity of tropical and subtropical regions to shifts in climate forcings and feedbacks (e.g. greenhouse gases), on ecological and geological time scales, (2) past rates of sea level change, and (3) the role of climate change in shaping the development of the Maya civilization.I am interested in teaching the following courses: Climate Change (upper level), Paleoclimatology (upper level), Oceanography (upper level-graduate level) and Earth System Science and Global Change (PhD core course).

Past Affiliations

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geosciences, College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst (past)

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Geosciences, College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst (past)

Research Fellow, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton (past)

Communities
Geology, Geography
Degrees
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography, 2007
MS, Center of Research and Advances Studies, Mérida, Yucatán, México, Contamination of Natural systems and Marine Geochemistry, 2000
BA, Universidad de Baja California Sur, México, Marine Biology, 1997